Good Fishing

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Doug Busey

The lake has come up to almost full capacity, they still have another 8-10 feet before full capacity. Fishing has been good for shore and boat anglers. For the shore anglers, the water level has come up so much that the many areas are not accessible and the others have shrunk in size. The boaters have been using flashers and a night crawler, or pulling Rapalas or kastmasters. The shore anglers have been using Gulp or various color of Powerbait. There is a lot of debris on the lake. Last week I fished with  friend Tom Blotter,  we came across some debris we did not expect. Seems a young calf had been swept down the river and ended floating on Topaz Lake. There were many large logs and snags floating on the lake. Use caution when boating on the lake. Tom and I had our best luck on J5 or F7 Rapalas, our first hit was in 60 feet of water. Started at 7 am and fished until 4:30 we boated 24 fish up to 3.15 pounds and lost a few larger fish. For more information or if you want to rent a boat, call Topaz Landing at 775-266-3550.

TOPAZ DERBY:   Week 6, First  place was Saul Cassio from Reno NV with a 4.6 lb rainbow at 21 3/4 inches long. second place went to Sherry Harr from Gardnerville NV with a 4.4 lb rainbow at 21 inches long. Week 7, First place went to TJ Harner with a 4.1 lb rainbow at 22 inches long. Second place went to Ron Triglia with a 3.15 lb rainbow at 22inches long. The reason I include the length of the fish is in case of a tie for each week. For example, I brought in a 3.15 lb rainbow last week but was 21 inches long, that moved me to second place because Ron's fish came in at 22 inches long. Then TJ came in with a 4.1 lb rainbow and moved Ron into second place and me out.  There were 80 fish weighed in last week over two pounds and two tagged fish have come in this season.

For more information on the Topaz lodge Derby call 775-266-3888. The derby runs to April 16th at 7pm.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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